The final start list for the Paris - Roubaix on Sun 10th April has been uploaded to the game site. Here's what John Frey from Northampton, MA, USA, the manager of the winning team "PEP Results 30" in Gent-Wevelgem, said:
"The key to success in this race was to shy away from the favorites. It seems all the big guns had Roubaix on their minds so you knew it was a day for the opportunists. In Flanders the top three favorites took 1-2-3. That is why over 100 teams finished within sight of the top Fantasy team. In this race however, Mattan and Flecha were 25-1 mid-range longshots, having both of them was the key along with Hushovd, Cooke and DeJongh. Of course,now I think we'll need to go back to the favorites with a race as important as Roubaix."
Pick your riders now! Enter your team now to win one of the prizes in this year's Fantasy Spring Classics game:
Grand Prize: Specialized Roubaix bicycle equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed groupset worth US$4400
Runner Up Prizes:
A pair of Zipp 404s worth $1,600 USD
2005 model Carnac M5 Carbon road shoes, Sinclair Imports
10 Specially engraved IB-2 multi-tool from Park Tools
Per Classic Prizes: 6 Specialized Decibel helmets worth $169 USD each
- We have begun displaying the overall points for the Spring Classics.
- We have enhanced the game so you can now see the breakdown of other manager's teams.
- If your friends haven't played before they can now go to the ranking page, select a race and click on any of the team names to see your progress.
- You and your friends can now also search for teams and manager names on the ranking page.
It's not too late to join in, you have every chance of winning one of the "prizes per classic" and are still eligible for the Grand prize of a Specialized Roubaix bicycle equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed groupset worth US$4400, and runner up prizes.
All you need to do to take part in this, the latest of the Fantasy Games at Cyclingnews, is register and select 8 riders for just a few, or all of the following races:
Paris - Roubaix - April 10
Amstel Gold Race - April 17
La Flèche Wallonne - April 20
Liège - Bastogne - Liège - April 24
As a manager you will have 4000 UCI points to purchase your riders for each race. There are 250 riders in each official start list to choose from. Make your choice wisely as expensive riders don't always score the highest points for the team. The first 15 riders to finish each race will score points for your team. Have a look at the rules for more information.
To register your teams for the game go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com.
It's a great way to follow the Spring Classics!